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Isabel Pooley

Isabel Pooley

Senior Associate
CMS Cameron McKenna LLP
Mitre House
160 Aldersgate Street
London EC1A 4DD, England

T +44 (0) 20 7367 2411

Isabel Pooley is a senior associate in the tax team, specialising in employee incentives. 

Isabel's experience includes advising quoted and unquoted companies, including biotech companies, on a broad range of incentives for their employees to participate in company shares, other equity and cash schemes, including advising on tax, company law, corporate governance and employment issues. She also advises both companies and trustees on employee benefit trust matters.      

Isabel has written a number of articles, including for Executive Compensation Briefing, and participates in the work of the Share Plan Lawyers group and ifsProShare. She is noted in Legal 500 as being 'well regarded by clients and peers alike'.     

Relevant experience includes advising:

  • Lloyds Development Capital on the employee share schemes aspects of its acquisition of Workplace Systems International
  • Informa, on take-over related issues as they affect its employee share schemes and its recent rights issue and redomicile
  • Heath Lambert on the share schemes aspects of its takeover by Arthur J. Gallagher
  • Alfred McAlpine on its takeover by Carillion (a £0.5 billion scheme of arrangement)   
  • Galliford Try on the employee share schemes implications of its rights issue
  • Iris Software Group on the establishment and operation of a bespoke all-employee share ownership plan
  • Quoted clients including Savills, Hampson Industries, Hunting and Interior Services Group
  • Unquoted companies, including university spin-outs and other biotech companies
  • The trustee of an employee benefit trust on significant changes to the trust arrangements following the takeover of a listed company by a private equity firm

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